Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired rights to English speaking territories for the emotionally charged sci-fi drama Another Earth. Directed by Mike Cahill and written by Cahill and Brit Marling, Another Earth stars William Mapother, Brit Marling, Jordan Baker, Robin Lord Taylor and Flint Beverage. The film was produced by Hunter Gray of Artists Public Domain, Mike Cahill, Brit Marling and Nicholas Shumaker.
“There are haunting yet touching and beautiful elements in Brit Marling and Mike Cahill’s first feature. Brit’s performance is a revelation,” said Utley and Gilula. “We are excited to be working with such extraordinarily talented filmmakers.”
“We were stunned and provoked by this original new vision of our world,” said Claudia Lewis, Fox Searchlight’s President of Production. “This profound love story and philosophical meditation, set in a real yet future world took our breath away.”
“Fox Searchlight has proven to be the true champion of the auteur filmmaker, and I am honored to work with them and hope this is just the beginning,” said Cahill.
“Artists Public Domain strives to allow filmmakers to realize their creative vision. It has been wonderful to have ‘Another Earth’ so well received at Sundance and to now be in the hands of Fox Searchlight,” said Gray.
In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.